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War and Nature Fighting Humans and Insects with Chemicals from World War I to Silent Spring (Studies in Environment and History) by Edmund Russell

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English


  • American history: from c 1900 -,
  • Ecological science, the Biosphere,
  • 20th century,
  • General,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Nature,
  • Environmental Studies,
  • Nature/Ecology,
  • USA,
  • History,
  • Agriculture - General,
  • Military - Biological & Chemical Warfare,
  • Chemical warfare--Environmental aspects--History,
  • History / United States / 20th Century,
  • Control,
  • Technological innovations,
  • Chemical warfare,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Insect pests

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7754534M
ISBN 100521799376
ISBN 109780521799379

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David Swanson - author of War Is A Lie ‘Nature at War offers the first book length analysis of the environmental developments during World War II in the United States, and raises questions of thunderous importance for the rest of the world as well.' Simo Laakkonen - University of Turku.   No other book has better captured the helpless and hopeless nature of war than perhaps All Quiet on the Western Front () written by German-born . The standard Russian text of War and Peace is divided into four books (comprising fifteen parts) and an epilogue in two parts. Roughly the first half is concerned strictly with the fictional characters, whereas the latter parts, as well as the second part of the epilogue, increasingly consist of essays about the nature of war, power, history.   Hanson asks the question why study war and answers, “Without standards of historical comparison, people prove ill-equipped to make informed judgments when the dogs of war are unleashed” (12). Hanson draws on the history of warfare as well as classical studies to write on how war is in the nature of humanity, from the beginning of s:

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